European Accent

14 days

from €137 pppd

Trip available from Oct 2016 to Oct 2016.
"An experience of a lifetime"
Hsiao Ling Caroline Chai , Jun 2014

From the vibrant city of Amsterdam and the scenery of Germany and Switzerland, to the iconic cities of Italy - including a visit to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. Travel through France, and the elegance of Nice to the beauty of Paris with its iconic monuments and museums. There is plenty to take in on this exciting trip.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
EACCA

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    LONDON – AMSTERDAM

    Welcome to Europe. See the famous White Cliffs of Dover as you cross by ferry to Calais, France. Continue by coach through Belgium to The Netherlands. In Amsterdam enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Tonight consider a canal cruise in a glass-topped boat – it's a great way to see the city.

    Hotel

    Ibis Airport

  • 2.

    AMSTERDAM – RHINE CRUISE – RHINELAND

    Cross through The Netherlands and east into Germany. Cruise down the River Rhine past picturesque villages, steep vineyards and medieval castles. Arrive later by road at your Rhineland hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Leonardo Karlsruhe

  • 3.

    RHINELAND – LAKE LUCERNE REGION

    Follow the Rhine valley to the Swiss border near Basel and continue through central Switzerland to Lucerne. Your orientation includes the old town, the Chapel Bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of Louis XVI's Swiss Guards. Don't forget to shop for Swiss chocolate and exquisite watches.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Postillon Buochs

  • 4.

    LAKE LUCERNE REGION – VENICE (2 NIGHTS)

    Enjoy splendid views of Alpine scenery as you follow the St. Gotthard highway south to Chiasso at the border with Italy. Travel past Lake Como to the magical city of Venice.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Il Burchiello

  • 5.

    VENICE ORIENTATION AND FREE TIME

    Cruise along Venice's Giudecca canal to St. Mark's Square. View the ornate Doge's Palace where the Venetian rulers once lived. Watch the Venetian craftsmen at work creating local specialities at a glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 6.

    VENICE – ROME (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the Veneto plains via Bologna and drive over the Apennine Mountains. Continue through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio to Rome – the Eternal City.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Raganelli

  • 7.

    ROME SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning consider an Optional Experience to the Sistine Chapel featuring Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling, considered to be his crowning achievement. Then your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour starting with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Please note: Due to religious celebrations throughout the Holy Year of Mercy the Rome included sightseeing may be modified.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 8.

    ROME – FLORENCE

    Travel north through the rolling hills of Umbria into Tuscany and the Renaissance city of Florence. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Spend free time visiting Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower. Shop for high quality leather goods and 18-carat gold jewellery, for which the city is renowned.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Wall Art

  • 9.

    FLORENCE – PISA – MONACO – CANNES (2 NIGHTS)

    View the Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles. Follow the Italian coast to the stunning French Riviera and enjoy amazing views of the harbour and the palace en route to glittering Cannes, famed for its film festival.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Mercure Mandelieu

  • 10.

    CANNES FREE TIME

    Enjoy free time in Cannes to explore or relax on the beach and perhaps swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 11.

    CANNES – AVIGNON – LYON

    In the papal town of Avignon view the renowned broken bridge made famous in the song ‘sur le pont d'Avignon' and the imposing Papal Palace. Continue to Lyon, the third largest city in France located in the Rhône-Alpes region. Due to its historical and architectural landmarks this city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Campanile Berges Du Rhone

  • 12.

    LYON – PARIS (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning after breakfast travel through scenic countryside. This afternoon consider a visit to the magnificent Palace and Gardens of Versailles before arriving in the elegant, romantic capital city of Paris.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Mercure La Defense 5

  • 13.

    PARIS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your morning sightseeing tour includes views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. Later consider an excursion to explore the Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter. You might like to finish your holiday with a cabaret show, for which Paris is proudly famous.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 14.

    PARIS – LONDON

    From Paris drive north across the battlefields of World War l. Board the ferry at Calais and cross the English Channel to Dover. Say goodbye to your fellow travellers in London where your memorable holiday ends.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Dover

    See the White Cliffs
  • Amsterdam

    See the historic city centre
  • Rhine Valley

    Cruise the romantic Rhine
  • Lucerne

    Visit the Lion Monument and views of the Chapel Bridge
  • Swiss Alps

    Scenic St. Gotthard highway
  • Venice

    Cruise by private boat to St. Mark's Square. Visit a traditional glassblowing workshop on Giudecca Island
  • Rome

    Morning sightseeing with your Local Specialist. Visit St. Peter's Basilica. View the Colosseum and see the ancient sites of Rome
  • Florence

    Panoramic city views from Piazzale Michelangelo. See Piazza Santa Croce
  • Pisa

    View the Leaning Tower
  • Monaco

    Visit the Principality
  • Avignon

    Views of the Popes' Palace and the Pont Saint-Bénezet
  • Lyon

    Orientation of this UNESCO World Heritage
  • Paris

    Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including views of the Champs Élysées, Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower

Dining

  • 13 buffet breakfasts

  • 4 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Return ferry from Dover to Calais
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hand-picked 3 and 4 star accommodation
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase, conditions apply.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Discovery And Canal Cruise

    Adult Price: €30.00 Absolutely the best way to see Amsterdam’s wonderful sights! A private cruise by glass-roofed boat travels the historic canal ring, showing imposing warehouses, stately merchant homes, houseboats & bridges. Then, on foot with our Local Specialist, explore the heart of the city, including the not-to-be-missed coffeehouses and shop-windows of the Red Light District!

Venice

  • Gondolas & Grand Canal

    Adult Price: €69.00 On arrival in Venice, a private boat will be waiting to take you to St Mark's Square, where you’ll enjoy a gondola ride while being serenaded by local musicians. Later, private water taxi's will take you along Venice's Grand Canal, where you’ll admire the magnificent palazzos and Rialto Bridge.
  • Lagoon Cruise to Burano with Food and Drinks

    Adult Price: €70.00 Join us as we discover the Venetian Lagoon by private boat. You will enjoy a delicious meal with a selection of drinks on the fishermen's island of Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses - a real photographer's paradise.

Rome

  • Inside The Vatican & Colosseum

    Adult Price: €79.00 We skip the lines at the Vatican Museums for this tour that shows not just remarkable works of art collected and commissioned over the history of the Papacy, but also Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Later we hear fascinating tales of gladitorial combat and more on our visit to the Colosseum, again with time-saving VIP entrance.
  • Roman Evening with Dinner

    Adult Price: €61.00 Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.
  • Piazzas and Fountains of Rome

    Adult Price: €33.00 Starting with a lovely drive and continuing on foot, you'll discover hidden backstreets, piazzas and fountains of the 'Eternal City' with a Local Specialist. Along the Way you'll marvel at the timeless Pantheon, the best-preserved Roman temple in the world. Many additional highlights are revealed on this relaxed tour that also offers free time in a gorgeous Baroque square with street artists, trattorias and gelaterias!

Florence

  • Florence's Renaissance Treasures

    Adult Price: €42.00 This trip is all about exploring the jewel in Florence's crown: its Renaissance heritage. First, you'll get to view the Michelangelo collection, including the statue of David at the Academy of Fine Arts. You’ll continue to the Duomo where you’ll see first-hand its spectacular design. The trip ends in Signoria Square, the political centre of Florence.
  • Dinner, Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills

    Adult Price: €64.00 Join us for a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We will enjoy a meal at a charming restaurant where a selection of regional favourites is served, accompanied by a selection of the local wines and live music. A truly unforgettable experience, with an atmosphere that is the essence of all things Tuscan.
  • Tuscan Dinner at Villa Machiavelli

    Adult Price: €64.00 A scenic drive into the Chianti hills, past vineyards and sunflower fields, brings us to a delightful hamlet overlooked by an imposing castle. Our destination is the ancient stone house of Machiavelli, where the great political theorist wrote his immortal work, ‘The Prince’. After a welcome drink and visit of the villa and its wine-cellars, we enjoy the best of Tuscan cuisine accompanied by great music and drinks, including of course, Chianti from the Villa’s own vines. This is the essence of all great things Tuscan, past and present, condensed into one memorable evening!

Paris

  • Versailles Palace And Gardens

    Adult Price: €65.00 Built for the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Palace of Versailles was the envy of every European ruler. Your Local Specialist will take you through the State apartments and famous Hall of Mirrors, with free time to stroll the symmetrical tree-lined gardens. Please note: this optional is subject to availability.
  • Seine Cruise And Paris Illuminations

    Adult Price: €36.00 Paris at night is a city transformed. Enjoy this superb 'city of light' on a leisurely cruise along the River Seine. Afterwards, as we drive through this amazing city, we’ll stop at some vantage points for you to capture the fascinating sights on camera. In summer, this trip may take place before sunset.
  • Notre Dame And Latin Quarter

    Adult Price: €32.00 A guided drive through Paris' bohemian Left Bank with our Local Specialist brings us to amazing Notre Dame to discover one of the world's most famous Cathedrals and exemplar of Gothic architecture. Afterward, take a stroll through the delightful Latin Quarter, a medieval maze of winding cobblestone alleyways where you'll have free time to enjoy the sidewalk bistros, boutiques and hidden squares.
  • Dinner And Hidden Gems Of Paris

    Adult Price: €67.00 Spend an evening discovering one of the loveliest areas of Paris, made famous by artists, writers and students over the centuries. Then enjoy a taste of local cuisine, at a memorable dinner in typical Parisian style with drinks included.
  • Nouvelle Eve Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €139.00 Join us for dinner with wine included at one of the most prestigious cabaret shows in town, where you’ll watch an evening of exciting acts, stunning tableaux and wonderful entertainment – including the world famous Can-Can. A Parisian night you’ll never forget.
  • Moulin Rouge Cabaret And Dinner

    Adult Price: €162.00 Enjoy dinner and cabaret, including wine and champagne, at the world-famous Moulin Rouge – the original Paris cabaret. Immortalized by the award-winning film of the same name, this Parisian institution features 60 dancers and entertainers and over 1000 costumes!

Cannes

  • St. Paul And Corniche Discovery with Lunch or Dinner

    Adult Price: €82.00 Join us on a drive inland towards the mountains to visit the historic, walled hilltop town of St. Paul - an artists’ paradise. We’ll continue along the Riviera, passing through glamorous Nice and travelling on the Corniche roads as you admire the spectacular views, before arriving at a characteristic restaurant for a delicious meal including drinks.
  • St Paul de Vence and Nice

    Adult Price: €43.00 A lovely drive into the Esteral Heights bring us to the quaint walled hilltown of St Paul de Vence. Our walk through the village’s winding streets with a Local Specialist reveals elegant fountains,vine-covered ramparts and interesting galleries. Then, because no visit to the Riviera is complete without it, we continue to glorious Nice to enjoy the city, its old town and colourful provençale markets.

Lucerne

  • Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

    Adult Price: Fr.112.00 Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)
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